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COVID, Climate Change, and Resilient Recovery

The world is facing an unprecedented convergence of crises as the COVID-19 pandemic is compounding existing health, economic and environmental problems. Experts are weighing in on what the pandemic can teach us about climate change and how we can use this crisis to learn, adapt, and come out more resilient on the other side. Below are links to timely articles and information.

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Earth Day 2020

Earth Day 2020 Resources

Earth Day 2020 has been reshaped by the Covid 19 pandemic. Discover how we can still connect and celebrate the planet while practicing social distancing.

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The Celestia Project: Vision for the Future

Celestia ProjectEarth Day 2015 is just around the corner, and this year Resilient Virginia shares an inspirational vision of the future through our exclusive sneak peak of the ebook on The Celestia Project, which will be unveiled officially by Green Builder magazine on this Earth Day.

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Georgetown Climate Center

logo-georgetown_climate_centerThe nonpartisan Georgetown Climate Center seeks to advance effective climate, energy, and transportation policies in the United States—policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help communities adapt to climate change. The Center also seeks to ensure that national climate and energy policy is informed by lessons from existing state efforts and that national policies maintain an ongoing role for state innovation and implementation.

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Rebuild by Design

Rebuild by Design was conceived as a HUD competition to respond to Superstorm Sandy’s devastation in the United States’ northeast region. Initiated by the US

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Resilient Design Institute

The Resilient Design Institute (RDI) creates solutions that enable buildings and communities to survive and thrive in the face of climate change, natural disasters and

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U.S. Green Building Council

logo-USGBCThe U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) believes we must continuously look over the horizon to foreseeable and unforeseeable crises and see what plans are on the table, what preparations need to be made and what assets are in place. And when these tragedies do occur, we need to deploy the resources and assistance to help communities recover smarter, greener and better.

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Don't miss the 3rd Spring Resiliency Academy - June 17 - Funding for Economic Recovery, Jobs and Justice. Federal and state economic development funding highlighted. Speakers include Carl Knoblock, District Director, SBA-VA, and GoVirginia speakers. Register at https://bit.ly/2RbYcsc. Spring 2021 Resiliency Academy Webinars are free to members of Resilient Virginia. ... See MoreSee Less

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Due to COVID-19, please check listings for cancellations.
  • Global Launch: Zero Carbon Building Accelerator
    Date: June 22, 2021
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    In this launch webinar, global thought leaders will speak about the urgent challenges inherent in building sector decarbonization and what kind of business and planning models can help us overcome these challenges. How do…

  • Food Systems at Risk: Why Transformative Adaptation is Needed for Long-Term Food Security
    Date: June 23, 2021
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    At this event, WRI experts will present findings and recommendations from a new World Resources Institute report “Food Systems at Risk: Transformative Adaptation for Long-Term Food Security.” The report’s authors will show how…

  • Equity & Workforce Development in the Clean Economy
    Date: June 23, 2021
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    Please join E2 for a national webinar discussion on access to clean energy job training. Before the pandemic, clean energy jobs were one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy, and will be…

  • Leaders in Energy Circular Economy Working Group Meeting
    Date: June 23, 2021
    Location: Webinar

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    From the Leader's in Energy website: "Join us for our Circular Economy Working Group meetings which are held on…

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Resiliency Academy

Resiliency Academy webinars highlight some of the best resiliency planning, program, and funding tools available to help communities build capacity. In our Spring 2021 series, we’ll present several options for communities to explore to help finance these initiatives.

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